AIDS in the Shadow of Biomedicine

AIDS in the Shadow of Biomedicine

Inside South Africa's Epidemic

Isak Niehaus


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  • Explores the impact of AIDS in Africa at the village level, giving voice to those often overlooked by discourses around AIDS prevention and treatment.
  • Draws on over two decades of unique, in-depth ethnographic research.
  • Makes the novel argument that current approaches to disease prevention rest on Universalist assumptions which ignore the role played by local cultural practice.
  • Published in association with the highly respected International African Institute.